‘Digital Transformation’ Will Reshape Retail World, Analyst Says

Posted by Ian McCue on Mar 14, 2017 10:05:44 AM

Omnichannel is no longer a trendy industry buzzword for retailers – it’s now the reality in which they operate. Some retailers have dived headfirst into this environment; others have been slower to adapt. But every large retailer is selling online and through retail stores, with other potential channels like drop shipping and buy online, pickup in store.

The goal – and fundamental challenge – retailers face today is to provide the same experience for customers regardless of where they interact with the brand.

To accomplish that goal, retailers are investing more time and dollars into what IDC Retail Insights senior analyst Victoria Brown called “digital transformation” at a presentation Monday at HighJump Elevate 2017. The goal of that transformation is to blend the physical and digital experiences into one. Processes like automated supply (a new way to handle replenishment) and augmented living (clients interact with technology in the store) are two examples of this transformation.

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Topics: Omni-Channel

Prepare You for the Unknown of Omnichannel with the Right Supply Chain Technology

Posted by Jon Kuerschner on Mar 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There was a time, not so long ago, when distributors had one straightforward job: retail store fulfillment. Push the product out to stores, which sold it to customers with limited purchasing options.

That model has of course changed drastically – and quickly. Warehouses for companies that own brick-and-mortar stores still do store replenishment, but they also must juggle broken-case store picking, drop shipping on behalf of other online retailers, direct-to-consumer orders and more. Even though fulfilling orders for eCommerce and traditional retail operations are very different tasks, they are often running side-by-side, in the same warehouse.

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Topics: Retail, eCommerce, Omni-Channel

HighJump Acquires RedTail Solutions

Posted by Rajul Saleh on Feb 16, 2017 7:33:51 AM

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that it has acquired RedTail Solution, Inc., a leading US provider of managed cloud service solutions for Electronic Data Interchange and global data synchronization network to mid-size suppliers and manufacturers.

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Topics: Featured, News, Omni-Channel

Sportsman’s Warehouse Wins Innovation Award Thanks to HighJump WMS

Posted by Ian McCue on Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

HighJump WMS client Sportsman’s Warehouse was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2017 IRT Retailer Innovation Award in the Supply Chain category.

The IRT awards, in their first year, recognize companies that “aren’t just doing something new, they’re reaping the business reward for the execution of their innovation.” Retailers recognized as winners or finalists have found creative ways to solve the numerous challenges posed by today’s world of omnichannel retail.

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Topics: Omni-Channel

HighJump Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List

Posted by Rajul Saleh on Jan 4, 2017 9:38:30 AM

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that they have been named to the 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list by Food Logistics. The list consists of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

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Topics: Direct Store Delivery & Mobility, Distribution & Logistics, Featured, Transportation, News, Omni-Channel